Alright! I’m back with issue #2 of Titan Comics’ epic seafaring tale Sea of Thieves, released on April 11, 2018. The first issue, which I reviewed a few days ago, was definitely a great start to this series. Let’s see if this second installment lives up to its predecessor!
The story picks up right where it dropped us off in the middle of the Sea of Thieves, with Lesedi and her crew running into a few unknown ships. Under fire, they have no choice but fight back. Of course, DeMarco and company also find themselves in a bit of a mess as another pirate crew try to take their ship.
Never fear, though, as our plucky crew (both of them) make it out alive. Normalcy returns and both groups are quickly back to sabotaging each other as they make their way towards Discovery Ridge and closer to the treasure.
I have to say, it says a lot about a story when I find myself having a hard time picking sides and developing a like or dislike for certain characters. That’s definitely happening in Sea of Thieves. So far, I’m liking Rin, Mele, DeMarco and Lesedi. Not a big fan of the rest. Alessia thus far is annoying and Seamark is a bit of a jerk. As for Naveed and Phillip, I’ve not got a definite opinion on them just yet. We’ll see what happens as the story progresses in the next issue.
Without revealing any spoilers, let me just say that the narrative ended at a great point. I’m definitely intrigued and can’t wait to see what happens next!
Artwork & Layout
It looks like the character profiles might be an ongoing thing! I’m so glad—I really like them. I’m one of those people who like to know everything about the characters and worlds of things I enjoy. This issue of Sea of Thieves gives us a quick look at Mele Silvertongue and Alessia St. Marina.
As in the previous issue, the art style is soft and somewhat cartoonish but again, I like it. It just fits. There’s also a lot of dialogue again, which you might think would overcrowd the panels but they’ve done a really good job of making it as non-intrusive as possible.
Like I said in my review of Issue #1, I’m loving Sea of Thieves. It’s fun, has a great story, and frankly, pirates are just so freaking cool. Yes, I know that in reality they didn’t bathe and were riddled with body lice—I still love the idea of being a buccaneer! You can just take that nay-saying attitude right outta here, me bucko!
So, with that said, I’ll be gleefully moving on to the next issue, with #3 incoming tomorrow!
Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist: Rhoald Marcellius
Colorist: Sakti Yuwono
Lettering: Jaka Ady
Editor: Tom Williams
Source – Titan Comics